John Mackay Butler, Jr.

  • Born: January 20, 1946
  • Died: March 31, 2022
  • Location: Yonges Island, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family


John Mackay Butler, Jr., 76, of Yonges Island, South Carolina, husband of Loretta Zaborowski Butler, entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his girls, on March 31, 2022. His funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Christ-St. Paul's Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Yonges Island, South Carolina 29449 at 3:30 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 7, 2022 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

John was born to John Mackay and Jean Thomas Butler on January 20, 1946 in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and retired from Dayco Products, in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was a faithful member of Christ-St. Paul's Church where he served in various ministries, and made weekly visits to Dayspring Assisted Living in both Hollywood and Johns Island.

John loved his country and served in the Army completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved spending time with his family and friends, serving up good food, being on the Toogoodoo River, enjoying a good book, and playing cards and games.

He leaves behind, with precious memories, his wife and best friend of 43 years, Loretta; daughters Renee Flint (Billy) and Michelle Cowan (Joe) of Charleston, South Carolina; sister Rhoda Butler (Pat), brother Thomas Butler (Paula) and sister Lynn Fleming (Robert), all at the homestead on Yonges Island, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Maddie Flint, Ellie Cowan and Mackay Cowan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ-St. Paul's Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Yonges Island, South Carolina 29449 and American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692.